Would your organisation like to assess the carbon footprint of computers such as laptops, desktops, tablets and monitors before purchase? Would you like to do this without complexity across multiple brands and ensure the data is comparable? Then the Px3 Dynamic Carbon Footprint online application is for you. Access and compare carbon footprint values and associated sustainability criteria for thousands of products from brands such as Apple, Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft all in one place.

Why use it? New legislation requires organisations to include sustainability criteria when selecting new information technology equipment to support net zero strategies. Achieving this helps to address the 1% of annual GHG emissions caused by manufacturing 460 million end user computing devices and the energy consumed by 4.2bn active users [1]. As such, adopting devices with a lower carbon footprint will help to reduce the associated pollution.

Px3 empirical research [2] identifies that end user computing product carbon footprint information published by manufacturers cannot be used meaningfully in its current format to compare the environmental impact created by scope 3 supply chain and scope 2 electricity greenhouse gas emissions. The reason being that each brand uses differing methodologies to generate and report kgCO2e values. As such, the impact of even two almost identically specified computers can appear very different, causing selections to be made on unintentionally confusing data.

Created during PhD research conducted with the University of Warwick and Warwick Business School, the Px3 Dynamic Carbon Footprint online portal accounts for this limitation and delivers parity to computer product carbon footprint data. This enables your organisation to identify and compare devices that both reduce the long term impact to the planet and contribute meaningfully to legislation and sustainability strategies.

Visit the Px3 Dynamic Carbon Footprint online and introduce sustainability into your IT planning and procurement process.

(Please not that the tool is currently in closed beta for testing, so access requests may not be actioned for a period of time – if you register we will use your details to keep you up to date with progress.)

[1] Sutton-Parker, J. (2022), ‘Quantifying greenhouse gas abatement delivered by alternative computer operating system displacement strategies’. 1877-0509. Procedia Computer Science. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Science Direct, Elsevier B.V.

[2] Sutton-Parker, J. (2022), ‘Is sufficient carbon footprint information available to make sustainability focused computer procurement strategies meaningful?’. 1877-0509. Procedia Computer Science. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Science Direct, Elsevier B.V.